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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

For quickly setting up a most intuitive online marketplace, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is the best one. The software is very well suited for those who have some basic knowledge about backend customization, installation, server setup, proper server configuration etc. Though I'm sure the support team will get you up and running. Only few third-party service providers are very professional, provide honest service and will help you to run your business smoothly. I would highly recommend to use CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.
S.M. Mamunur Rasid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify is great for someone looking to become an affiliate marketer. They have multiple features to help you sell their product. I would say it is a little less appropriate for people who have limited web design experience. It can be a little confusing when you are first starting out. Overall though, I would say that it is easy to use.
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shopify
8.8
Product catalog & listings
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shopify
9.1
Product management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shopify
8.7
Bulk product upload
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shopify
8.1
Branding
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shopify
8.9
Mobile storefront
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Shopify
9.1
Product variations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
Shopify
8.5
Website integration
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shopify
9.0
Visual customization
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
Shopify
8.8
CMS
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shopify
8.6

Online Shopping Cart

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9
Shopify
8.8
Abandoned cart recovery
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.6
Shopify
8.7
Checkout user experience
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shopify
8.9

Online Payment System

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shopify
9.4
eCommerce security
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shopify
9.4

eCommerce Marketing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shopify
8.3
Promotions & discounts
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
Shopify
8.7
Personalized recommendations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.5
Shopify
8.4
SEO
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
Shopify
7.9

eCommerce Business Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shopify
8.3
Multi-site management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shopify
6.7
Order processing
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Shopify
9.2
Inventory management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.0
Shopify
8.9
Shipping
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.2
Shopify
8.7
Custom functionality
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shopify
8.1

Pros

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Quick and easy set up of a multi-vendor marketplace
  • Very easy-to-use page designer
  • Huge marketplace of add-ons to cover pretty much anything you need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

  • Ease of Use - Very user friendly. Anyone can pick it up within a couple days and know how to do almost everything.
  • Great Customer Service - The help is excellent. Also, they have a huge community where people are happy to help.
  • Ton of Add-Ons - You can find a ton of add-ons and modules to use that can be installed by you. They don't require developers.
  • Inexpensive - Because it's easy to use and doesn't require a ton of developer time, it's so much cheaper to run.
Jeff Moriarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • The high cost of the platform itself and plugins.
  • Unavailability of the mobile application in the basic version of the platform.
  • Relatively difficult process of installing updates if you are new to IT.
Azat Seyitmuhammedov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

  • Site/Store customization is difficult - it's page templates are based on an XML-like markup that you have to learn to do any page design edits
  • There is a store/library of premium site themes to purchase, but the offerings are limited when compared to the comparable ocean of themes for something like WordPress
  • Since custom development for Shopify is less popular - it's difficult to find help if have customization q's or get stuck. There isn't a very active Shopify dev community
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
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No answers on this topic

Shopify

Shopify 9.4
Based on 15 answers
Nothing we have used in the past or have seen thus far even comes close to offering what we get with Shopify Plus, especially for the price. You cannot even come close to getting what we are getting at the price we pay. We are beyond thrilled and Shopify Plus meets and exceeds all of our needs and expectations. We love it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
The software consists of most of all e-commerce related features. Also, there are plenty of third party addons are available in the market which can improve our business. There are a lot of powerful themes available in the cs cart market which improve the look and feel on the front store.If CS-cart adjusted the price on their software license cost, controlling the third party addon cost and provide more freelancers with cheaper hourly rate for the customization on the cs-cart multi vendor software, the cs-cart company can be a master among other e-commerce software companies in the world.
RAGULA Ulaganathan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 7 answers
inside of the support subscription, they give me all the time a fast answer and you can ask in a community forum also other users. But i miss a free support/chat like other solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Mostly extremely easy to implement, both back-end logic as well as styling. Great addon marketplace helped, particularly around payment options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just start now and make the switch, the sooner the better. You will love it and it is really a simple process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

It's a one-time payment and the entire CMS is in your control, can list unlimited products and vendors. no need to depend on an e-commerce platform to pay huge commissions. promote your own brand globally. change the looks of your listing with multiple themes, there are vast add on and page themes to enhance look and controls.
Nawang N | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify was the easiest to use for my client on the backend, which was a major incentive for them over the other platforms. It had all the features they needed, and ultimately they were able to manage everything in-house without needing to bring in a major developer or sacrificing features
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Positive impact in learning to set up a shopping cart
  • ROI is questionable, as we are still building our business model
  • Positive impact on our business model and direction
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

  • I do not have the hard numbers but I do know for the most part our artists have used the free shop templates which has really helped their ROI
  • Having free and paid options for the stores has been helpful for our ROI, while many of our smaller artists are using the free templates, the ones who are doing well enough to use a paid store templates are loving them and the additional traffic they bring to their pages
  • The biggest negative for us was trying to use Shopify for POS merchandise. If we ran into any issues with the card readers we either had to stop selling all together or just sell cash only, both of which drastically hurt sales
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Shopify

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Shopify Editions & Modules

Edition
Shopify Lite$91
Basic Shopify$291
Shopify$791
Advanced Shopify$2991
Shopify Plus$2,0001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Shopify
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Shopify
9.4

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shopify
10.0

Reliability and Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Shopify
10.0

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shopify
10.0

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shopify
10.0

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